University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: Ar04-082. Probably in Taihu region, west of Shanghai. For a description of the 'boat trains', see Revd Charles Darwent's guidebook to Shanghai: 'Shanghai: a handbook for travellers and residents to the chief objects of interest in and around the foreign settlement and native city' (1904), page 43. See also Ar04-065 (a duplicate). Ar04-082 is the better print.
A boat train, led by a steam boat
Black and white photograph